The Healing Power of Hugs.

Via Tara Lemieux
on Jan 25, 2013
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“For one moment our lives met, our souls touched.” ~ Oscar Wilde

They’re free. We’ve all got them. And we all so very much want and need them from time to time.

They make us feel safe, and sometimes help to ‘reconnect’ our body with our mind.

They bring us closer in this one small space of interconnectedness—and, make our hearts smile, big.

They have the power to completely transform our sense of being, within just one single moment.

And no words, or often very few, are ever exchanged in order to confirm that one simple point—that in this space, you are loved.

And, look! Look at how much joy they bring!

So why not take one moment today, to reach out and really touch someone?

In doing so, you might just find that two arms, outstretched, is the shortest distance between two souls.

So, go ahead—go hug someone today.

Bonus: Super amazing hug video!

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Ed: Bryonie Wise



About Tara Lemieux

Tara Lemieux is a mindful wanderer, and faithful stargazer. She is an ardent explorer and lover of finding things previously undiscovered (or, at the very least, mostly not-uncovered.) When she’s not writing, you can find her walking in the woods and sometimes changing the way we look at things, one simple moment at a time. You can contact her at via her website Mindfully Musing or, take one second to "LIKE" her on Facebook at Tara's Facebook Page. Or email her directly at [email protected]. All roads will lead to one home, and rest assured she (and Nudnick, the wonder dog) would LOVE to hear from you.


11 Responses to “The Healing Power of Hugs.”

  1. Aww, I love this! Hugs to you, Tara 🙂

  2. Tara Lemieux says:

    And big squeezy bear hugs back to you, Kate ~ 🙂

  3. Carolyn Riker says:

    OH this is soooooooo good!!! Between the music and the people and the love….major hugs back to you for sharing this!

  4. Tara Lemieux says:

    You're most welcome, Carolyn ~

  5. Tara Lemieux says:

    There *is* much love here, isn't it wonderful? We are all very lucky to share in it ~ xo

  6. Paula says:

    Hugs and puppy kisses nothing makes you feel better.

  7. slsimms says:

    I almost went to the beach in Santa Monica with a free hugs sign. But I allowed myself to be talked out of it by my scary ass friends. Lol!

  8. Tara Lemieux says:

    Oh, you absolutely SHOULD have gone to the beach with a "free hugs" sign ~ can you imagine how many hearts you would make feel amazing?

  9. Tara Lemieux says:

    You are absolutely and most certainly correct, Paula – nothing like it in the world to make your heart melt into sweetness 🙂 xo

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